ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's as though someone has laid out a banquet in front of you, but you're not taking any of it. Life gives you what you are willing to accept.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Demonstrate your appreciation for your colleagues. Leo and Sagittarius in particular need to hear it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your original reason for wanting to be in business with someone may be diminished as greater reasons emerge.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If social plans don't seem to be working out, it's all for the best. You'll show up exactly where you were meant to be.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be around people who have achieved some impressive accomplishments. Part of you is inspired, and another part of you is annoyed.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Before you leave for what will probably be quite an excursion, dress up. Feeling snappy will help you to realize that you really don't need much more.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Make it your goal to have as much fun as possible. You'll be amazed at how much you can get done with pleasure as your guiding principle.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your need to communicate is strong. And you will finally be heard by the one who has such a difficult time listening.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are grateful not to have exactly all you need. You can't feel connected to others if you think you have everything.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If others don't share your opinions and convictions, arguing won't sway them. You are very powerful when you behave as a living example of your beliefs.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your friends are helpful to your bank account because you can borrow what you need and you don't have to rent or buy it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Events are on the drab side until you come along. What was once a snore fest transforms into a bona fide three-ring circus.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 12). This year is packed with thrills. Risky and bold business dealings in the next 10 weeks pay handsomely. Passions surge through the winter, but by the end of February love takes on a reliable and steady form. There will be cause for family celebration in June. You will deepen your knowledge of yourself in August. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 50, 3, 25 and 16.

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